A brutal war and rivers poisoned with every rainfall: How one mine destroyed an island

Locals living downstream of the abandoned mine pan for gold in mine waste. Credit: Matthew Allen, Author provided This week, 156 people from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea, petitioned the Australian ....

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Acropora spp. coral still thrives in the holdout refuge of Coral Gardens, Belize

Acropora reef. Credit: Karl Wirth Coral Gardens Reef in Belize remains a refuge for Acropora spp. coral despite widespread devastation in other areas of the western North Atlantic/Caribbean, according to a study published September 30, ....

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Achieving invisibility: Cross-wavelength invisibility integrated with invisibility tactics

Biological inspiration, schematic view, and practical sample of an optically transparent microwave invisibility cloak. (A) Photo of the hyperiid amphipod crustacean Cystisoma, which lives in a midwater oceanic environment. Photo credit: David Liittschwager, used with ....

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New model shows that industrial fishing could promote anti-social fish behavior

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Life on Earth is all about strategies for survival, with every organism developing behaviors and bodies that maximize chances of staying alive and reproducing while minimizing the likelihood of being injured ....

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New mechanism for anti-infection effects of dietary fiber

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research in mice has uncovered a previously unknown interaction between molecules derived from dietary fiber and an immune cell protein, which triggers protection against infection with Salmonella bacteria. Hitoshi Tsugawa ....

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Genomes of two millipede species shed light on their evolution, development and physiology

The rusty millipede Trigoniulus corallinus (Spirobolida)(left) and the orange rosary millipede Helicorthomorpha holstii (Polydesmida)(right). Credit: Wai Lok So, 2020 Millipedes, those many-legged denizens of the soil surface throughout the world, don't always get the recognition ....

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In a field where smaller is better, researchers discover the world’s tiniest antibodies

Complete structure of an antibody, showing its domains. Credit: University of Bath Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK and biopharma company UCB have found a way to produce miniaturized antibodies, opening the way for ....

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